Chris Walden (Arranging for Big Band)

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Artist: Chris Walden
Length: 48:23
Description: In this "Arranging for Big Band" masterclass, renowned composer and arranger Chris Walden shows you some tricks of the trade. Chris discusses and demonstrates many crucial concepts including score format, articulation, notation practices, voicing options, counterpoint and more. If you want to get some arranging tips from one of the industry's elite, this masterclass is for you. NOTE: There is a PDF bundled with the download version of this video (not the $11.99 rental version) which includes supporting notation.

Topics Covered: Arranging, Big Band, Score Format, Staff Order, Articulation, Rhythm Notation, Drum Notation, Voicing Options, Interval Limits, Shout Chorus, Counterpoint, Tips and Tricks, Etc.

Chris Walden

Seven-time Grammy® nominated German-born composer/arranger/conductor CHRIS WALDEN has scored more than 40 feature and TV films, and has written more than 1,500 orchestral and big band arrangements for artists including Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, SEAL, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, and orchestras like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops. He has worked closely with producers David Foster, Tommy LiPuma, and Phil Ramone.

He most recently served as lead arranger for the Academy Awards (Oscars®), he arranged for and conducted the Kennedy Center Honors and arranged the National Anthem for Jennifer Hudson’s performance at the SUPER BOWL XLIII. His recent film credits as a composer include the feature films “The Terror of Hallow’s Eve” and “King Of Herrings”. For many years Walden worked as arranger for “AMERICAN IDOL” and the “THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno”. He has been musical director on many TV shows and series, and has worked on more than 150 CDs. As an arranger and bandleader he has worked with jazz artists including Diana Krall, Herb Alpert, Michael Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, and the Count Basie Orchestra.

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